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Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs on 1977-10-12

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Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs on 1977-10-12


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Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Candyman, Passenger, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Friend Of The Devil, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Deal Samson & Delilah-> Tennessee Jed, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Black Peter-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Iko Iko-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Manor Downs
Location Austin, TX

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> MR> C> D> CD> EAC> SHN
Taped by
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Notes

SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN; patched with AUD>??>C>CD>EAC>SHN via J. Cotsman; Thanks to S. Milewski for aud patches

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Reviewer: mikesbass - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2009
Subject: Great Gig
Fantastic example of the dead's prowess... they kept the crowd warm in 10 different ways on this night...give it a listen.
Reviewer: Mandojammer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2007
Subject: Wow
I don't remember this while watching 30 years ago, but while streaming this at work on a nostalgia trip I almost fell out of my chair when Lesh dropped nukes on us at the beginning of TOO.

Epic IMHO - sounded like some of the raw, visceral late 68, early 69 other The Other Ones (sorry).

Be Well All.
Reviewer: KCJonz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2006
Subject: AGAIN.......I'M BLOWN AWAy
I want to thank any and every soul who helps with this IA site especially the GD. I grew up about 10 miles from Manor Downs.......but I was in 2nd grade when this show occured, I do remember my "hippy" uncle visited us and went to this show.......again I think the sound is awsome..........all the work here is help spread good energy and vibes to countless souls......I can't say......isn't that whaT keeps the wheel turning?
Reviewer: Mt700 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2005
Subject: Overall a great show
Sound is pretty good on the sbd parts, the audience patches are of much lesser quality, but this is a solid performance!
Reviewer: atticspacewanted - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2005
Subject: A Truly Magical Night From Deep In The Heart
Just had a chance to listen to this show and it is really wild that after 28 years the memories flooded back like crazy. I was at this show and remember how cold it was when we got there late in the afternoon. By nightfall and showtime it was freeeeeezzzzing! We made fires in 55 gallon oil drums so we could gather around them and stay warm. Manor Downs is in the country outside of Austin, really neat and out in the boonies. .The show rocked and the audience was really charged all night long, everyone including the band trying to stay warm....rowdy under the Texas Harvest Moon! After the break the second set starts with a ultra hot Sam and D. I remember that night how great I thought this show was and it shows on this recording, but you sure had to be there to appreciate the ambiance for sure. I have been to many, many shows down thru the years and honestly say the October '77 show was unlike any other show I ever went too....very unique...hey, there was even a rodeo going on at the same time. A great Kieth and Donna era show! Anyway......and this gem to your stash, you will be glad you did!!!
Reviewer: jaymotexas - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: It was cold and rowdy
Manor Downs was a small racetrack built outside Austin in the hopes that betting would soon come to Texas--it didn't happen until the 90s. There was a high school rodeo with 16 year-olds riding bucking broncs going on at the same time as the concert which added to the typical Dead concert ambiance--it was a hoot!
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2004
Subject: I bet this was a really fun and rowdy show (though sounds cold)
Show is spotty on tape but has some pearls - sugar mag is epic, other one very hot, lazy lightning>supp etc. Parts breaksinto a crummy audience which is beat but the stuff you do hear especially on the back end rip.
Reviewer: marts - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2004
Subject: iko iko
cool
Reviewer: Jonathan Rozes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2004
Subject: Good stuff in here!
One of my favorite hidden gems from this era! If you're skeptical, at least download Black Peter and see if you don't agree that it's one of the finest performances ever (if forced to choose, I'd have to give a slight edge to 12/13/80, but both are full-on wailers). And hey, the rest of the show ain't too bad either (deliberate understatement? - check it out and see for yourself)!

Editted to add: the audience source used to fill in the missing gaps here is terrible - vastly superior sources circulate and are worth chasing down.
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